Hi everyone, I’m Miss Hayley, I teach Ballet, Pointe work, Tap, Jazz & Acro here at Grazia.
I started dancing when I was 7 years old after being asked to perform some gymnastics (my first chosen hobby I started when I was 3) in my younger sister's dance show. Here I found my love for dance, I joined the dance school taking classes in ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, national and Greek. I began to regularly attend workshops, residential Easter Schools and Summer Schools. I enjoyed being on stage and competed in competitions, including championships across the country most weekends. I also performed in many shows, pantomimes and with the English Youth Ballet.
At 16 I decided to make a career out of dance and successfully auditioned for full time schools. I went to The Hammond School in Chester where I did a professional dance and teacher course alongside my A Level's. I studied all styles of dance, classical, musical theatre and theory, anatomy, physiology and benesh notation. I was chosen to be part of the Hammond Touring Company and went to perform in Germany. Unfortunately, in my final term I got injured and was unable to pursue my dream of being a dancer. I decided to teach and pass on my knowledge and passion for dance.
My first teaching job was in Norway, teaching ballet, tap, jazz and choreographing for theatre productions. I then came back to England to open my own dance school. When I became a mother my focus changed, I wanted to spend more quality time with my children so I sold the school.
In 2016 I had a meeting with Nicola and my Grazia journey began!
I have taken many examinations in various styles and have a high level of qualifications and teaching qualifications with the R.A.D & I.S.T.D & I.D.T.A & A.B.D.
I love working with children seeing the enjoyment dance brings and what can be achieved with dedication and hard work.